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Acts Amendment (Australian Datum) Bill 2000

Bill No. 92
Long Title The purpose of this Bill is to facilitate Western Australia's part in a nation-wide change in the geographical datum used in Australia. A datum is a reference system that defines the location of features commonly shown on maps. There is more than one system in existence. Each system is based on a particular model of the earth. The effect of this Bill is to remove references to a specific datum in Western Australian legislation. When a reference to a datum is required, that datum will be prescribed by regulations rather than specified within the Act itself. Therefore, any new datum can be adopted by regulations, which will be far more efficient in terms of cost and time than regular legislative changes.
Status Assented to
Royal Assent given 28 Nov 2000 as Act No. 54 of 2000. Different sections of this Act come into operation on Royal Assent and Proclamation. For details refer to Commencement Clause of the Bill (see also Assent and Commencement information for Acts)
Current Bill
Legislative Assembly DateNote No.Related Documents
Introduced 03/23/2000  
First Reading 03/23/2000  
Second Reading 03/23/2000 1,2 
Second Reading Speech   
Second Reading Agreed 09/05/2000  
Consideration in Detail 09/05/2000  
Amendments adopted 09/05/2000  
Third Reading 09/06/2000  

Legislative Council DateNote No.Related Documents
First Reading 09/06/2000  
Second Reading 09/06/2000 3 
Second Reading Speech   
Second Reading Agreed 11/09/2000  
Committee of the whole 11/09/2000  
Amendments adopted 11/09/2000  
Third Reading 11/09/2000  

Messages Between Houses DateNote No.
Legislative Council sent to the Legislative Assembly  11/14/2000  

Other Procedures DateNote No.Related Links
Reinstated to the stage reached in the previous Session  08/09/2000 2 
Referred to Standing Committee on Constitutional Affairs  09/06/2000 3 
Amendments agreed to by Legislative Assembly  11/15/2000  

1. Explanatory memorandum provided.
2. Restored from the Third Session of Parliament on 9 August 2000.
3. Stands referred to the Constitutional Affairs Committee until October 6 2000.